My sister’s husband has a ps3 super slim that will turn on and seems like it boots up, but doesn’t show video on either hdmi or composite, even after holding the button to reset the video settings. Ive tried booting up without a harddrive just to see if it could be that causing an issue, because it should still show a no harddrive screen at that point but still nothing. No bent pins or anything around the hdmi or composition connector that I can see.
He says before it went out he would be playing and it looked like the world was crashing. The screen flashing and weird picture, which sounded like gpu artifacts to me. I reflowed the GPU just to try and see if that would temporarily fix it but still nothing.
Would the next step be just to reball the gpu or replace it and see if that works? I know it’s probably not even worth fixing because of cost and effort but I just want to try getting it working for fun, and practice with repairing/diagnosing issues. At the very least I wanted to be able to get it working long enough for him to backup any files he has, even though he said there wasn’t anything important to him on it and has already got a replacement console.